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Thursday, 24 February 1977
Page: 504

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister, representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 15 February 1977:

(   1 ) What was the ratio of junior recipients of unemployment benefit to total unemployment benefit recipients as at 31 December 1976 compared with the situation at the same date in each of the previous 6 years.

(2)   What proportion of registrants for employment with the Commonwealth Employment Service were receiving unemployment benefit as at 3 1 December 1976 compared with the position at that date in each of the previous 6 years.

Mr Hunt - The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The required information is not available for the dates specified. The following table provides data for the nearest available dates.


(a)   The information is extracted from the periodic survey of unemployment beneficiaries conducted by the Department of Social Security.

(b)   The term 'junior' is interpreted to mean any person under 21 years of age.

(2)   The following table provides the required information in respect of the dates specified in the answer to ( 1 ) above and also in respect of 3 1 December of each year.


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